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Health During Pregnancy

Important signs to watch for if you are pregnant [hide]
  • Bad cramps or stomach pains that don't go away.
  • Bleeding or a trickle or gush of fluid from your vagina.
  • Lower back pain/pressure or change in lower back pain.
  • A feeling that the baby is pushing down.
  • Contractions or change in the strength or number of them.
  • An increase in the amount of vaginal discharge.
  • Fever, chills, dizziness, vomiting or a bad headache.
  • Blurry vision or spots before your eyes.
  • Sudden or severe swelling of your feet, hand or face.
  • A significant change in your baby's movements.

Go to a hospital right away and contact your doctor/midwife if you have any of these symptoms!

Adapted with permission from:
Best Start: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre

Last Reviewed: April 2017

Prenatal Classes/Programs

Healthy Babies Healthy Children

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children program is offered in partnership with Peel agencies and services through "Success by 6 Peel", a coalition working to promote optimal development of all children by age six. It is provided at no cost, is voluntary and all information is treated confidentially. This Peel Public Health's website will give you information about how Healthy Babies, Healthy Children can help you as a parent.


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Revised: Monday June 26 2017

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